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Old 12-04-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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F150 LT vs. P tires

My 2015 F150 with Max Tow package came with Goodyear 275/65-18 Wrangler Fortitude tires. They seem pretty good and the load rating number meets the needs with my setup.

My only complaint with towing is that I get pushed around by large trucks passing me. I know I have a light tow vehicle but could the P rated tires have an effect on this?

Where will I see the benefit of switching to LT tires and what differences can I expect? I am willing to spend the $1,000 if there is real benefit to switching to Lts.

And if I switch to Lts, which tires should I look at?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:53 AM   #2
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My first thought is if you are having trouble when you are passed by a large truck your weight distribution and anti sway setup may be wrong.

When towing and not being passed does the back feel spongy or wiggly?

Air pressure at max?

If you have a brand name tire you like then go with that.

I run Cooper ATP from Discount tire and they have been great.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...pxX9EmUIbiXPPA

A better set of shocks will help some.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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I pump my tires up to the max of 44 lbs when towing. It does make a difference.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #4
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F150 LT vs. P tires

My f150 felt spongy.
10 ply made a big difference.

P tires are for passenger cars.
Lt. Light truck.

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Old 12-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #5
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Max PSI is always a good idea.

It does not make the sidewalls stiffer like what you would get with LT tires.
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Old 12-04-2015, 10:13 AM   #6
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Getting pushed around a bit is more common with TTs vice FWs, and I'm assuming you have a TT. Your problem may be your hitch setup as stated by Ford Idaho. Check that out first. I believe LT tires will be stiffer because you can put more air in them. Every time I veer away from Michelin I am disappointed. Lastly, you didn't state what you're towing, but if you're overweight, you're probably not going to get much improvement no matter what you do.
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I have the Max Tow on my 150, I ditched the bubble gum sidewall Wrangler SRA's and put on LT Cooper AT3's. Made a difference, but the big diff came when I bought a used Propride P3, changed the whole towing experience. The guys that have replied are correct, having the proper hitch setup really makes a huge difference.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:24 PM   #8
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LT's and 80 psi on my super crew
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:47 PM   #9
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Thumbs up LT vs P

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LT's and 80 psi on my super crew
X2, LT 80psi rides hard but my butts been dead for years.
Tows better

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Old 12-04-2015, 01:49 PM   #10
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LT LR E Goodyear Wranglers. I run 65# in rear and 60# in front while towing and 35# in front and 30# in rear when not towing. No sway, etc either while towing my 5er or when we had the Flagstaff 831RLSS tongue trailer. Anything being towed by a vehicle with P tires will sway when big trucks pass regardless of how the hitch is set up has been my experience.
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